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Faith Enough

Visions come at the worst possible time.

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Am I a Survivor?

I was ambivalent about wearing the word survivor on my sleeve, until I put on my biking jersey for Smilow Cancer Hospital’s “Closer to Free” ride. I’m a stage-IV cancer patient, currently in treatment at Smilow—not the kind of survivor who’s cancer-free. I didn’t want to wear the label that tends to be on the…

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Heresy at Gethsemane

I found myself at the foot of an olive tree, my body folding into a crouch.